Trump hosts small business owners at White House to talk taxes, economic growth

The Trump administration will tout small business success on Tuesday as part of its “American Dream Week”, highlighting how President Donald Trump’s economic agenda is designed to support — and simultaneously driven by — U.S. small business growth. The event will feature the Small Business Administration’s actions as an example […]

Another Poll Suggests Small Business Owners May Be Losing Faith In Trump

Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski flank Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Obamacare repeal. Both voted against all the repeal measures the Senate debated. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) To be sure, Mark Aseltine was never going to vote for Donald Trump. Aseltine lives in deep-blue […]

How Does Your State Stack Up for Small Business Loan Approval? Study Reveals More

If you’re based in New Jersey, you’re most likely to be approved for a small business loan. That’s according to a new report by Biz2Credit, which has identified New Jersey as the top state for small business loan approval rates. The report found nearly one-quarter (23.4 percent) of funding requests made by […]

Defy Ventures helps inmates make the shift from prison to small business owners

On one morning late this spring, dozens of inmates at Solano State Prison in Northern California scurried around the penitentiary’s gym, ready for a life-changing day. They were about to pitch their business ideas to a squad of Silicon Valley’s elite tech leaders and venture capitalists. The prisoners were part […]

Report on Small Business newsletter: A marijuana marketplace, food factory odors and federal tax changes

With legalization coming, Toronto startup aims to blaze a trail in cannabis With recreational marijuana legal in eight U.S. states and legalization only a year away in Canada, a Toronto-based startup has its sights set on dominating the global cannabis media market and becoming the central marketplace for buying weed […]